The Angel Already Inside: “Who Are You Becoming?”

There’s a story people like to tell about Michaelangelo. You know him, the guy who at the tender age of 26 carved what is often referred to as the “world’s greatest sculpture,” and “one of the greatest masterpieces ever created by mankind,” the statue of David. Michaelangelo was what is known as a “subtractive sculptor.” This …

New Release! Q&A with Molly Ringle on her new book All the Better Part of Me

Okay y’all, first things first: WordPress has apparently updated how we write posts, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to make that cover image (above) smaller, even though I’ve tried a few times! And I can’t figure out a lot of things, frankly, and WordPress is the least of them. …

Q&A with Greg Haddrick, Creator/Writer of Pine Gap (Netflix)

I’ll admit it. On occasion, I use this blog for a bit of self-indulgence. Such is the case here. Recently I watched Pine Gap on Netflix—a show that is far under-hyped and under-watched. (Even Stephen King loved it! As he should! But don’t get me started on his opinion on adverbs.) At first, I watched …

Why I don’t write characters you love to hate

I’ve never understood the idea of “characters you love to hate.” Whether in fiction or real life, there’s no one I love to hate. I don’t love hating. Hating doesn’t make me feel good. Hating makes me feel awful. That’s probably why it doesn’t really occur to me to try to write hateful characters. What …

Midweek Matters for October 31

Aiming to inspire, engage, inform, and entertain, and to mitigate midweek malaise. To get Midweek Matters directly in your inbox, subscribe to my mailing list here. Midweek Reminders You matter. You are enough. You are loved. You choose your mindset. You are not alone. Quote of the Week Among the themes rolling around in my …

Midweek Matters for October 24

Aiming to inspire, engage, inform, and entertain, and to mitigate midweek malaise. To get Midweek Matters directly in your inbox, subscribe to my mailing list here. Midweek Reminders You matter. You are enough. You are loved. You choose your mindset. You are not alone. Quote of the Week This Week’s Treasures and Inspirations A podcast …

Introducing … Midweek Matters

Aiming to inspire, engage, inform, and entertain, and to mitigate midweek malaise.   Hey, peeps! I’m trying a new thing starting this week, and I hope it will be meaningful to you. By any definition, I’m at Midlife. (How do I insert that shocked face emoji here??) Brené Brown talks about midlife as an unraveling, which I …

Maybe you couldn’t yesterday, but maybe you can today

I’ve been thinking a lot about limiting beliefs lately—what mine are, where they came from, what I need to do to get rid of them. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve twice had situations come up in which I immediately thought, “I can’t do that.” Normally I wouldn’t have thought to question those beliefs. …